2016 AGLOW Conference Schedule in Chautauqua, New York

The Conference officially kicks off on Monday, September 12. But members can register now for pre-conference and post conference FAM trips. Here is the FINAL Conference Schedule…

Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11

Pre-Conference Trips available to media members:

-Lower Niagara River Fishing

-Lake Ontario Fishing

-Warren, PA Fishing

-Chautauqua County Goose Hunting


Sunday, Sept. 11

5:00 PM: Mercer, Wisconsin Presidents Reception and Branson Lakes Area CVB Presidents Dinner Cruise on Chautauqua Lake           (Invitation and RSVP ONLY).


Monday, Sept. 12

Breakfast on Your Own

AGLOW Board of Directors Meeting
Dorchester Room  8:30am – NOON

The Annual Meeting of the AGLOW Board of Directors will convene. AGLOW members may attend as silent observers.

 

Conference Registration Table Open
The Inn at Peek’n Peak Lobby Area
8:30am – 4:00pm
All conference attendees must check in at the Conference Registration Table
for credentials. Conference name badges should be worn at all conference events.

 

Press Room Open
Mezzanine above Lobby
8:30am – 2:30pm

Keynote Tourism Workshop
Cambridge Room
10:00am – 11:00am
This session is for tourism members and will be presented by Andrew Nixon and Craig Robbins from Chautauqua, New York and Tina Brunnell from Mercer, Wisconsin.

Plano Synergy Welcome Luncheon
Lodge
11:30am – 12:45pm
Lunch will be provided by our friends at Plano Synergy with a presentation by Josh Lantz.

Tourism Members set up for Destination Outdoors
Retreat
12:45pm – 2:30pm

New Member Orientation
Sherwood Room
1:00pm – 1:30pm
AGLOW President Jim Zaleski, Corporate Liaison Brad Bonar and Bob Holzhei will discuss navigating the many events and opportunities available to a new member of AGLOW. All first-time attendees are encouraged to take part, whether Media, Corporate or Tourism Members.

Past Presidents Meeting
Cambridge Room
1:00pm – 1:30pm 

Spouse Reception
Gazebo at Lower Golf Course
1:00pm – 1:30pm
Connee Brown with the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau will give an overview of the Spouse Tour offerings for this year.

General Membership Meeting
Crown Room
2:00pm – 2:30pm
AGLOW Officers and Board of Directors will address the general membership and the three finalists for bidding for the 2018 Conference will give brief presentations.

Destination Outdoors Tourism Break-Out
Retreat
2:30pm – 4:30pm
This is your opportunity to meet with the best of the best in the tourism industry, swap business cards and discuss interesting destinations and story inspiring trips.


Zippo Outdoor Tourism Break-Out Hospitality
Retreat Lounge Area
2:30pm – 4:30pm
New this year-enjoy a cocktail courtesy of Zippo Outdoor while visiting the Tourism Member Booths.


Chautauqua Welcome Reception
Lodge Deck Area
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Chautauqua Welcome Dinner and Program
Lodge
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Our Hosts from the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau have invited you all for dinner and a presentation by guest speaker Alberto Rey. (Interview and develop story lines with this interesting and dynamic speaker during the Learn-It sessions on Wednesday)


Bismarck-Mandan Hospitality Suite
Nottingham Room
8:00pm – Midnight
Wrap up your night with a cocktail and a campfire courtesy of 2018 Conference finalists from the Bismarck-Mandan area of North Dakota.


Tuesday, Sept. 13

Yamaha Marine Newsmaker Breakfast
Crown Room
7:00am – 8:30am
Have breakfast on Yamaha Marine and learn what’s new with Yamaha Outboards.

Conference Registration Table Open
Lobby Area
8:30am – 11:30am

Press Room Open
Mezzanine above Lobby
8:30am – 11:30am

Load Buses for 9am departure to AMVETS Shooting Range
Lobby Area
8:45am – 9:00am
AMVETS Post 50
3838 Stoney Run Rd, Sugar Grove, PA

Spouse Tour Departs
Lobby Area
9:00am
“A Lighthouse, Wines and Syrups” 

Shooting Day Orientation
AMVETS, Sugar Grove, PA
9:30am – 10:30am
This is the kick-off of the brand new format for a full day of shooting activities. There will be presentations and classroom instructions from the shooting industry representatives who will be assisting you out on the range.

Hunting & Shooting Sponsors Break-Out
AMVETS, Sugar Grove, PA
10:30am – 12noon

Another brand new feature at shooting day. This is an opportunity for our hunting and shooting sports related corporate members to give you a “Hands-On” introduction to their products.

NSSF Shooting Day Luncheon
Sponsored by the NSSF and the Warren County, PA Chamber of Business and Industry
AMVETS, Sugar Grove, PA
12 noon – 1:00pm
Grab some lunch and enjoy the presentation by Jennifer Pearsall from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Generously provided by NSSF and Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry. 

Shooting Day Activities
AMVETS, Sugar Grove, PA
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Head out to the shooting range and try your hand at all of the shooting opportunities available.

Busses return to Peek’n Peak from shooting day
3:30pm

Spouse tour returns to Peek’n Peak
3:30pm

Busses Depart Peek’n Peak for Ram Trucks Evening Away
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
5:15pm
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Ram Trucks Evening Away Reception/Dinner & Ducks Unlimited/Honda AIC Program
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy locally crafted beer and wine during the cocktail hour, all the while touring the Museum and beautiful grounds of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. After dinner, the Best of the Best in Outdoor Communications will be presented with their Awards in Craft.

 

Buses return to Peek’n Peak
8:30pm 

Traverse City Hospitality Suite
Nottingham Room
9:00pm – Midnight
Traverse City, Michigan is a finalist for the 2018 conference and your hosts for a night-cap and bonfire.

 


Wednesday, Sept. 14

Zippo/Case Museum Newsmaker Breakfast
Crown Room
7:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast is Served! Thanks to W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery and Zippo Outdoor. Don’t miss this presentation and an invitation to visit the Zippo/Case Museum located in Bradford, PA.

Conference Registration Table Open
Lobby Area
8:30am – Noon 

Media Room Open
Mezzanine above Lobby
8:30am – 1:15pm

Learn-It Session First Flight
8:45am – 9:25am

Sherwood Room
Hannah Stonehouse Hudson
“Tragedy and Chaos; Dealing with a Viral Social Media Event”
As a photographer and TEDx speaker who has been through numerous viral moments both personal and professional, Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is uniquely suited to help people navigate viral chaos.  Join Hannah for a seminar to help you create a plan to have in place before a viral event or emergency happens.

Cambridge Room
Gary N-ski
“It’s never about the Hammer, It’s always about the Carpenter”
Award winning photographer Gary N-ski will bring out the award winning photographer in you during this session. Bring your camera and your walking shoes!

Crown Room
New Communications Committee

 

Sure Shot Morning Break
9:25am – 9:35am
This coffee break and snack is being provided by Charlie Holder and the good Folks at Sure Shot Game Calls. 

Spouse Tour Departs
9:00am
“Laugh with Lucy and Learn about the Locals”

  

Learn-It Session Second Flight

9:35am- 10:15am

Sherwood Room
Dan Stefanich
“Navigating the New AGLOW Website”
Bring your laptop or notebook or whatever “smart device” you use to navigate the internet and follow along with Webmaster Dan as he shows you how to get the most out of the new website and membership management system.

Cambridge Room
Jason Robinson Ph.D
“Walleye Acoustic Telemetry”
Dr. Robinson is an Aquatic Biologist at the New York State DEC, Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit at Dunkirk, New York. Learn about walleye behavior and migration patterns from an expert in acoustic telemetry and walleyes.

 

Crown Room
Clam Outdoors
Brian Lindberg
“Matching Rods to Situational Fishing:  Choose your Weapons Wisely”
Brian is a tournament angler with over 20 years of experience in creative leadership with In-Fisherman, FLW, and currently at CLAM Outdoors.

 

Lake of the Woods Morning Break
10:15am – 10:25am
This coffee break and snacks proudly served to you by Joe Henry and Lake of the Woods Tourism, host of the 2017 AGLOW Conference.

 

Learn-It Sessions Third Flight
10:25am – 11:05am

Sherwood Room
Alberto Rey
This will be your opportunity to ask questions and develop story ideas with Distinguished Professor Alberto Rey from the State University of New York and the Keynote Speaker from the Monday Night Welcome Dinner. Alberto is also a published author, artist, and Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide.

Cambridge Room
Sherri “Sam” Mason Ph.D
“Plastic Pollution within the Open Waters of the Great Lakes”
Dr. Mason is a pioneer in the field of plastic and “Microbead” pollution in freshwater ecosystems. Her work has led to the upcoming ban of the use of microbeads in personal care products.

(location to be announced)
Clam Outdoors Aquarium
Scott Brauer
“Aquatic Insects…feed-em what they want”
Presented by World renowned fish behavioral expert and inventor of Maki plastics, Scott Brauer. Scott’s presentation will take place atop Clam’s giant aquarium.

 

Corporate Member Meeting
Crown Room
11:15am – Noon
Hosted by Corporate Liaison Brad Bonar (Hawke Optics), all Corporate Representatives are encouraged to attend this brief meeting. This presentation is designed to gather input from our Corporate Members and Sponsors so that AGLOW can help you get the most out of this conference, now and in the future.

Toyota Scholarship and St. Croix Rods Luncheon
Royal Court Dining Room
Noon – 1:00pm
The first Toyota Scholarship recipients will be recognized by Toyota’s very own Curtis D. McAllister and then our friends at St. Croix Rods will have a presentation.

Super Break-Out Afternoon
Retreat
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Check out all of the new gear and gadgets, receive press kits and shake a lot of hands. Bring lots of business cards as you meet and greet our great Corporate Members.

Real Avid Break-Out Hospitality
Retreat Lounge Area
1:30pm – 4:30pm
New this Year: Enjoy a cocktail courtesy of Real Avid while checking out all of the new products during the Super Break-Out Afternoon. 

Spouse tour returns to Peek’n Peak
3:30pm 

Clam Outdoors Golden Glow Reception
Lodge Deck
6:30pm – 7:00pm 

Clam Outdoors Golden Glow Banquet
Lodge
7:00pm – 8:45pm
Enjoy the evening generously sponsored by Clam Outdoors as four new inductees receive Golden Glow Awards in the Excellence in Craft, Individual, Organization and Corporate categories.

2018 Bidders Hospitality Room

Nottingham Room

9:00pm – Midnight

All of the Finalists for the 2018 AGLOW Annual Conference will host tonight’s Hospitality Room. Have a snack and a cold beverage and ask any last minute questions of the bidders!


Thursday, Sept. 15

Hunters and Fishermen Grab and Go Breakfast

Crown Room Foyer
4:00am – 6:00am

Goose Hunters Depart
5:00am

Fishermen Depart
6:00am

Newsmaker Breakfast
Crown Room
6:30am – 8:30am

Other Morning Afield Trips Depart
8:30am

Media Room Open
Mezzanine above Lobby
8:30am – 4:00pm

Spouse Tour Departs
9:00am
“Shooting Morning, Wine Pairing Afternoon”

Whitetails Unlimited Luncheon
Woods and Wedges
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Enjoy lunch in the beautiful setting of the “Upper Golf Course” with the President of Whitetails Unlimited, Jeff Schinkten.

Board Meeting
Dorchester Room
2:15pm – 2:45pm
AGLOW Board of Directors Meeting reconvenes.

Peek’n Peak Ziplines (first 25 registrants)
2:30pm – 5:00pm
Sign up early and check in at the Registration for availability.
Provided through the generosity of our hosts at Chautauqua CVB.

Peek’n Peak Golf (first 16 registrants)
2:30pm – 5:00pm
Sign up early and check in at the Registration for availability.
Provided through the generosity of our hosts at Chautauqua CVB.

Panama Rocks Photo Safari (first 8 registrants)
2:30pm – 5:00pm
Sign up early and check in at the Registration for availability.
Provided through the generosity of our hosts at Chautauqua CVB.

Spouse tour returns to Peek’n Peak
3:30pm

USCCA Laser Training Course
Retreat
5:00 – 7:00pm
Test your speed and accuracy with a handgun at the USCCA Laser Training Course.

USCCA Reception
Retreat
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Howard Communications Pizza & Wings Buffet and AGLOW Auction
Retreat
7:00pm – 10:00pm


Friday, Sept. 16

Post-Conference FAM Trips

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